How to Work a Room and the Art of Savvy Networking with Susan RoAne

How to Work a Room and the Art of Savvy Networking with Susan RoAne

I learned of Susan RoAne about ten years ago when our first Success Secrets guest Patrick Morin introduced me to her best-selling book ‘How to Work a Room.’ Patrick said it was one of the key books which helped him achieve his success.

After reading this book, it sparked my thirst to understand and acquire this quintessential skill for not only business but life. Whether you are at a business function or at a cocktail party, Susan gives practical approaches to assist you to be more confident dealing with a neighbor, a CEO or the most difficult situation, someone you just don’t know.

While I have gotten to know Susan as Facebook friends for the last couple of years, it was a real joy actually getting to talk live with her. We both are former teachers, so it was easy to see how we connected quickly. Susan is genuine, generous and someone who truly knows how to be “Work a Room.” She gave so much of her time, beyond the normal hour we usually schedule for a Success Secrets podcast, so we were able to get some bonus insights from this amazing woman.

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Known as the Mingling Maven®, Susan RoAne is an in-demand keynote speaker sharing her message of connection and communication with audiences worldwide and to notable organizations such as Coca Cola, Apple Computer, LinkedIN, the National Football League and her personal favorite…Hershey Chocolate! In addition to her best-seller How to Work a Room, She’s written What do I Say Next?, How to Create Your Own Luck, RoAne’s Rules: How to Make the RIGHT Impression, and FACE TO FACE: How to Reclaim Personal Touch in a Digital World.

Whether you’re a high-level executive or someone new in business, you will get something out of this interview to better make a better connection and expand your network. I’m super excited to bring you this interview with Susan RoAne, episode 4 on Success Secrets.


“Bring who you are to What you do.”

A Few of the Questions I Ask:

  • How to Prepare for a Networking Event? 
  • What is Your 7-9 seconds pitch? 
  • How do you approach a Challenge?
  • How Do You Work a Room at an Event with Food and Drinks?
  • How to Create Your Personal Brand?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • The New Rooms to Work
  • Just Do It…
  • Networking vs Working a Room
  • Things To Do Before an Event
  • What Susan Includes on Every Correspondence
  • What NOT to Post on Social Media
  • The Art of the Follow-Up
  • What Susan Learned from Shaquille O’Neal 
  • Hi-Tech & Hi-Touch Social Networking
  • Great Ice-Breakers
  • Must Do’s When You Are Invited
  • How to be more comfortable and confident
  • RoAne’s Rituals
  • The 3 Keys for Writing a Book
  • and Much More…

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Find Susan RoAne:

Vietnamese Refugee turned Marketer, Entrepreneur, Social Media #Strategist #Speaker @SUCCESSWERKS Inspiring Ideas for the Elite, Unique & Boutique. Co-Founder of Two Twelve Referral Network, Referral Authority, Avid Student of Success & Workout Nut.


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